Tag: opinion

Opinion: Ready for the World

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and its new superintendent, former Miami-Dade boss Alberto Carvalho, recently unveiled their new strategic plan for the next four years, titled “Ready for the World,” which is exactly...

Opinion: Listen to Teachers

As teachers and students prepare for the new school year, many school administrators are scrambling to fill vacancies,...

Let Teachers Be the Influencers

A recent NEA survey found that 55% of all educators plan to leave the profession earlier than expected due to pandemic-related stress.In just two years’ time, the US is expected to have about 200,000 fewer...

Learn Local, Think Global

Our concept of global education needs to adapt more quickly to the reality of our increasingly interconnected...

Make the School Day Longer?

Will extra time in school help children make up for instruction lost because of the pandemic? The...

Pluralism of Nouns

People who grow up speaking English never have to worry about one of the odder parts of our grammar: noncount nouns (also called mass nouns).These are words like sand or butter that don’t have usual plural forms, don’t use indefinite articles...

Hearts and Minds

As the Russian army proceeds with its invasion of Ukraine, our natural inclination to defend the weaker, younger, more democratic nation against its aggressive, giant, authoritarian neighbor is suppressed by the fear that any...

Challenging the Neutrality Myth of EdTech

Media technology has been introduced into classrooms at least since the time of educational filmstrips. Later, private media companies began providing schools with “free” equipment that could broadcast their content, introducing commercials into one...

Assessing Change

Our ability to adapt to new situations is key to success. However, change often happens too slowly for us to recognize it, so it takes a sudden, dramatic shift in circumstances to spur a...

Rebuilding a Diverse Edustructure

For some Americans, the federal government investing a single dime in education is considered an overreach of power and an insult to the Constitution, which lays out that the responsibility for all functions not...
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